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Posted: 9/15/2002 6:46:55 AM EDT
[img]http://www.boldweb.com/greenweb/cigars.gif[/img] [img]http://www.biltmorehotel.com/en/images/Photos/cigars.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.boldweb.com/greenweb/tobacco.htm[/url] For Your information.... You can legaly grow your own tobacco for you and your families own consumption... [b]TA32 - HAVANA #142. Tabacum.[/b] An excellent Havana tobacco that produces a quick harvest in about 65 days. This is a good tobacco for both chewing and cigars. This is an especially good tobacco for the North and is easily raised as far North as Wisconsin. $2.20 per pack [b]TA41 - HAVANA #503B[/b] One of the most popular cigar varieties for home growers. Will grow 6-7 ft. tall. Cured leaves have a reddish to light brown color. Cured leaves have a silky texture like long rye that makes a good covering for cigars. Has a pleasant, mild aroma and taste much preferred for cigars. Also can be smoked in pipes or chewed. $2.20 per pack Although I order my cigars from Thompsons Cigars in Florida.. I have collected wood cigar molds, and antique cigar making equipment to start harvesting my own... In a SHTF scenerio I would think this might be one for the list at least for bartering purposes if nothing else.. [:)]
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 7:03:17 AM EDT
re SHTF, will the plants produce viable seeds?
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 8:53:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By agtm: re SHTF, will the plants produce viable seeds?
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As a rule of thumb.. Hybrid seeds will still produce, but not as well as I'm told.. The first list is "non hybrid" all hybrid seeds are labeled in the description as hybrid...
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 9:09:57 AM EDT
You only need a few acres, lots of time to do the leaf trimming (you only want the top leaves to grow, everything else has to be cropped off), and a drying house. Have fun with it.
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 9:32:13 AM EDT
As a tip, you can do a lot better than Thompsons. Try [url]www.phatash.com[/url] , [url]www.arabicigar.com[/url] , [url]www.bestcigarprices.com[/url] , or [url]www.cigarbid.com[/url]
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 9:46:41 AM EDT
Redman.. as a first timer.. I think I would start with one property lot I own.. 60 feet by 180... have you grown your own? I didn't know about only using the top leaves.. Thank you... so what of the other leaves.. chew? Wrappers? Incense? ;) that's my new idea by the way..[:)] incense with your favorite cigar smell.. You ever notice how much better a cigar smells burning when your not smoking it? Ratters.. You mean cheaper? Or quality... my problem is I am hooked on Alhambra's... they are made specifically by/for Thompsons.. I had to smoke a lot of trial packs before I found them.. I only like the natural leaf wraps also.. The manduro's don't get it with me for some reason...
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 10:08:46 AM EDT
Hmmm...Stogies, guns, and homebrew. [):)] OK I'm ready for when the SHTF. Nice site, try these. http://www.coffinails.com/seeds.html http://www.homedistiller.org/
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 10:17:29 AM EDT
When the Communists were starting to take over Cuba, many of the Cuban cigar makers left with a good deal of seeds in tow. The difference between what they produce now and true Cuban cigars is said to be the soil. Will you be getting a few acres of Cuban soil along with your seeds? Otherwise, you'll be a long way off from true "cuban" cigars. Besides, a cigar has more than one type of tobacco in it. There are usually four or five different types in one cigar. Will you be growing each? Beer production would be a better SHTF trade.
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 11:27:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2002 12:06:37 PM EDT by realist]
Originally Posted By Frontsight-: When the Communists were starting to take over Cuba, many of the Cuban cigar makers left with a good deal of seeds in tow. The difference between what they produce now and true Cuban cigars is said to be the soil. Will you be getting a few acres of Cuban soil along with your seeds? Otherwise, you'll be a long way off from true "cuban" cigars. Besides, a cigar has more than one type of tobacco in it. There are usually four or five different types in one cigar. Will you be growing each? Beer production would be a better SHTF trade.
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LMAO.. first, havent you ever heard that Texas is as close to heaven you can get... Surely heaven's soil will grow a better cigar than cuba ever dreamed of [;)] Yes, I'll be blending using fillers and more blending.. [:)] Beer and wine is a given.. been there.. But a hand rolled Texas cigar so fine it'll make ya trade your woman for.. [img]http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:ukDanZdiSqQC:www.infobrand.co.kr/main-[/img] what can I say? [:)]
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 1:44:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By realist: Ratters.. You mean cheaper? Or quality... my problem is I am hooked on Alhambra's... they are made specifically by/for Thompsons.. I had to smoke a lot of trial packs before I found them.. I only like the natural leaf wraps also.. The manduro's don't get it with me for some reason...
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Prices, they have good service too, but so does Thompson. But if you found something you like, go with it. I like cigarbid.com because you can bid on 5 packs and try several different things. I've actually developed somewhat of an affinity for the Lars Tetens, though many hate them. You definitely need to keep them separate. And I usually get them for about 5 bucks a piece on cigarbid.
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 2:02:34 PM EDT
So, does anybody know how to make chew? Something like Levi or Redman? I'd be interested in growing my own if it were comparable to what I can buy. Anyone?
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 2:17:09 PM EDT
Lars Tetens - the urinal cake of cigars. S-I
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 4:32:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stepped-init: Lars Tetens - the urinal cake of cigars. S-I
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See what I mean. [:D]
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